Michael Losche M.Ed CAGS Director of Special Education
BMC Durfee High School
360 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508-675-8421 ext. 55262
Office of Special Education Summer Hours
From June 17th to August 16, The Office of Special Education will be open Monday through Thursday from 8am - 3pm. Please contact the office for all requests prior to visiting. You can contact the Central office staff on the main line at (508) 675-8421 ext. 55262
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
Provides info for all families receiving SPED Services in Fall River. We strive to foster open communication between the district and special education families.
Role of Fall River SEPAC: is to advise the school committee in matters that pertain to the education and safety of children with disabilities. The SEPAC Officers will meet regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the school district’s special education programs.
You are invited to attend our next Special Education Parent Advisory Committee Meeting. The topic is:
Basic Rights in Special Education
Our presenter is Leslie Leslie, the project
director of MassPac of the Federation For Children With Special Needs. This workshop
will provide a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures.
Date: Thursday Jan 31st
Location: Atlantis Charter School ( main entrance of Upper School building
which is 1 st building as you pull in )
991 Jefferson St
Fall River, Ma 02721
**Childcare will be available for the duration of the meeting.
We hope that you will join us!
SEPAC FACEBOOK PAGE LINK: SEPAC 1
Fall River Autism Community Group
A support group for all parents/caregivers of children with autism in preK-12. We support ASD families through meetings, resources and workshops.
Contact: Tiffany Pineault firstname.lastname@example.org
All meetings are held at Kuss Middle School Community Room from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Resources for Parents:
- Special Education Resources and Links for Parents--www.specialeducationguide.org
- Autism Society--www.autism-society.org
- Council for Exceptional Children--www.cec.sped.org
- Federation for Children with Special Needs--fcsn.org
- National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education--www.napcse.org
Overview of Special Education
Parent IRights and Procedural Safeguards
Parent Information Brochure(Spanish)
Ann Marie Dias
Susan Pucillo / Lisa Quintel
Oriana Jones 508-675-8206